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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
The cream of the auto racing tal
ent which drove in the motor derby
at Indianapolis Monday will be en
tered in the 500-mile race June 19,
which is to inaugurate long-distance
track racing in Chicago.
Ralph De Palma will have the Mer
cedes which finished first at the
Hoosier speedway thoroughly over
hauled and will attempt to repeat his
record-breaking performance. The
three Stutz cars which finished in the
first seven, piloted by the men who
drove them at Indianapolis, will also
be a feature of the day's sport.
Howdy Wilcox, who drove the
greater part of the race with two
cylinders, is already working over his
machine to prime it for the local race.
Wilcox made the fastest qualifying
time of any driver at Indianapolis..
The first brush over the new Des
plaines river track will be held June
12, which twenty noted drivers will
rnmnfit.fi in a short race, the proceeds
to go to charity after the expenses
of the riders are deducted.
Sleipner A. C, with a total of 34
points, carried off honors in the Scandinavian-American
events held in connection with the
Sportsmen's club meet at White City.
The Danish-American team was sec
ond with 29. Good time marked the
running of the track events.
Cold weather has held down at
tendance at the Sportsmen's club
show so far, but the cpmpetition in
every department of athletics has
been keen. The first semi-final in the
Chicago high school soccer tourna
ment was to played off this after
noon, Crane meeting Wendell Phil
lipB. Mike Clover easily beat Matt Wells,
English welter, In 12 rounds at Bos
ton. Wells, former lightweight cham
pion of England, has grown too
heavy for that division.
Arthur Fromme, former Giena, has
signed to pitch for Venice of the
National League. Chicago 2,
Pittsburgh 0; Brooklyn 5, Philadel
phia 4; Boston 7, New York 0; St.
Louis 4, Cincinnati 2.
American League. Chicago 4, De
troit 1; Boston 4, New York 1; Wash
ington 5, Philadelphia 3; SL Louis 2,
Federal League. Kansas City 3,
Chicago 1; Newark 7, Brooklyn 2;
Buffalo 8, Baltimore 1.
After today's game with Detroit
the White Sox climb aboard a train
for Boston, where they open the at
tack on eastern clubs of the Amer
ican league. And the Sox will start
in first place, which position they
seem capable of holding.
Right now Rowland's men are
playing bang-up baseball in batting,
fielding and pitching. There Is room
for some improvement in baserun
ning by a few members of the team.
I notably Weaver. Buck is frequently
irappea Decween me sacKS ana tnen
objects to the decision. It was for
such an episode that he was canned
Monday and handed a three-day sus
pension. He will be eligible when the
team reaches Boston and the align
ment will be intact for the opener.
Just how much a wily, resourceful
baserunner helps the batters follow
ing him in the lineup Was aptly illus
trated yesterday in the case of the
Collins boy Eddie and John. Eddie
bats third for the Sox and Collins
places fifth, following Founder.
Eddie opened the fourth with a
shot that hit third base, caroming far
enough to let him reach second. Then
he proceeded to cavort Up and down
the base line, having George Dauss
continually worried. Bush, at short,
was also put on edge by the antics
of Eddie. Just as Dauss started to
pitch Eddie made a false start for
third base. Bush scooted to second
to take a snap throw from his catch
er. And that was just the play the